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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Map notes

  • The day and night parts of the Earth shown are as of Friday, January 11, 2013 at 13:44:00 UTC.
  • The Sun's position is marked with this symbol: Sun symbol. At this location, the Sun will be at its zenith (directly overhead) in relation to an observer.
  • The Moon's position is marked with this symbol: Moon symbol. At this location, the Moon will be at its zenith in relation to an observer. Note that the symbol is not showing the current phase of the Moon.
  • Different shades of darkness are used to indicate night; these shades are in order from lightest to darkest:
    • Civil Twilight (lightest shade)
    • Nautical Twilight
    • Astronomical Twilight
    • Night, no twilight (darkest)
  • Latitude circles
    • NPC – Northern Polar Circle, or Arctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' N. At locations north of the Arctic Circle, the Sun is visible all day and night during a period before and after the June solstice.
    • NT – Northern Tropic, or Tropic of Cancer, is at latitude 23°26' N and is the northernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during June solstice, around June 21).
    • ST – Southern Tropic, or Tropic of Capricorn, is at latitude 23°26' S and is the southernmost latitude at which the Sun can be directly overhead (this occurs during December solstice, around December 21).
    • SPC – Southern Polar Circle, or Antarctic Circle, is at latitude 66°34' S. South of this latitude, the Sun is visible all day and night during summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
  • Map is generated based on images from NASA

Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 11, 2013 at 13:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 43' South, Longitude: 23° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.99 meters/second, 1551.6 km/hour, 964.1 miles/hour or 837.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.07 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.2"963.71 miwest0° 00' 24.0"0.46 minorth963.74 mi
24 hours0° 05' 47.9"6.21 mieast0° 09' 48.4"11.25 minorth12.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 11, 2013 at 13:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 10' South, Longitude: 28° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.14 meters/second, 1523.3 km/hour, 946.5 miles/hour or 822.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.7"15.78 miwest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 minorth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 23' 49.1"946.30 miwest0° 06' 50.9"7.85 minorth946.64 mi
24 hours14° 07' 34.3"928.51 mieast3° 15' 44.2"224.33 minorth963.12 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SalvadorFri 10:44 AM1818 km1130 miles982 nmWest-northwest WNW
RecifeFri 10:44 AM1907 km1185 miles1030 nmNorthwest NW
Rio de Janeiro *Fri 11:44 AM1981 km1231 miles1070 nmWest W
JamestownFri 1:44 PM2028 km1260 miles1095 nmEast-northeast ENE
São Paulo *Fri 11:44 AM2335 km1451 miles1261 nmWest W
FortalezaFri 10:44 AM2538 km1577 miles1370 nmNorthwest NW
Brasilia *Fri 11:44 AM2600 km1616 miles1404 nmWest W
MonroviaFri 1:44 PM3418 km2124 miles1846 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Asuncion *Fri 10:44 AM3451 km2144 miles1863 nmWest-southwest WSW
Montevideo *Fri 11:44 AM3458 km2149 miles1867 nmWest-southwest WSW
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